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Thursday, 10 March 2011 12:08

Nvidia's GTX 590 comes on March 22nd

Written by Slobodan Simic
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Dual GF110 GPUs
Since the dust has sort of settled around the launch of AMD's flagship dual-GPU HD 6990 card, we can now talk about NVidia's upcoming dual-GPU solution, the GTX 590. We have already seen the card up and running at Cebit but the precise specs aren't carved in stone so there was no talk regarding those. According to the latest rumours, Nvidia has chosen the March 22nd as the launch date.

The date doesn't come as a surprise as it is also the launch date for EA/Crytek's Crysis 2 game. Nvidia has been working tight with Crytek in order for this game to run smooth in its 3D enviroment. Unfortunately, the DirectX 9 debacle with Crysis 2 was a big let down that will be hopefully fixed, sooner or later. The latest rumours that we are hearing are that the GTX 590 features full fledged GF110 chips which means 1024 CUDA cores (512 per GPU), or simply two GTX 580 GPUs slapped together on a single PCB.

The last rumour that we heard was that the card has GTX 580 specs but at lower clock speeds in order to keep the TDP at reasonable level. The performance should up somewhere between GTX 570 and GTX 580, per GPU. The TDP might end up a bit higher than the HD 6990 as NVidia will probably still talk about "average TDP" and it will need two PCI-Express 8-pin power connectors. The card that we saw back at Cebit wasn't noisy, even with Nvidia's reference dual-slot cooler.

The most important piece of information is the price and unfortunately there hasn't been any talk regarding it. Best guess is that Nvidia will most certainly make the price according to the HD 6990 as that is simply a only advantage that you get when you launch the card after the competition.

Of course, Nvidia still hasn't officialy talked about the specs of the card so anything is possible. Hopefully a more solid info will appear as we draw closer to the March 22nd.

Last modified on Thursday, 10 March 2011 12:37
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-63 #1 Warrior24_7 2011-03-10 12:50
Two 570s or 580s per GPU? This thing is gonna rape the 6990 and make it ask for more!! The judge, jury, and executioner! This will be the definitive answer on highend graphics...Biiiaaatch!! :lol:
 
 
+23 #2 tjivali 2011-03-10 13:08
Quoting Warrior24_7:
Two 570s or 580s per GPU? This thing is gonna rape the 6990 and make it ask for more!! The judge, jury, and executioner! This will be the definitive answer on highend graphics...Biiiaaatch!! :lol:


How do you come to this conclusion?

If it is not two full blown 580s its gonna lag behind the 6990 im afraid..
 
 
+61 #3 Dumachi 2011-03-10 13:13
Will be nice to see how it shapes up against the 6990
 
 
+15 #4 The_Wolf88 2011-03-10 13:21
So people start making safe boats because on 22nd of March the 590 will melt the North and South pool and the Earth will be drown !

Start people building ships and boats !!!
 
 
+20 #5 tjivali 2011-03-10 13:26
Yes it will be interesting to see how far Nvidia is willing to go in the TDP department this time, and also what they will claim it is on the specs sheet.
 
 
+7 #6 stoneeh 2011-03-10 13:32
AMD will be faster in 2560 with 8xAA due to more RAM, anything else Nvidia will win easily.

I'm rooting for AMD and buying AMD whenever I can; but AMD [censored]ed up their 4D shader design and there is no reason not to admit this.
 
 
+16 #7 Zone 2011-03-10 13:36
Quoting Warrior24_7:
Two 570s or 580s per GPU? This thing is gonna rape the 6990 and make it ask for more!! The judge, jury, and executioner! This will be the definitive answer on highend graphics...Biiiaaatch!! :lol:


You say PC gaming is dying.
You say game developers do not care for PC gaming.
Why do you care about this card or any other new gpu?
 
 
-29 #8 Warrior24_7 2011-03-10 13:36
Quoting tjivali:
Quoting Warrior24_7:
Two 570s or 580s per GPU? This thing is gonna rape the 6990 and make it ask for more!! The judge, jury, and executioner! This will be the definitive answer on highend graphics...Biiiaaatch!! :lol:


How do you come to this conclusion?

If it is not two full blown 580s its gonna lag behind the 6990 im afraid..

How do you come to this conclusion?

If two 560s can whip the 6990's @$$, two 570s/580s will have no problem at all!!
 
 
-31 #9 dan 2011-03-10 13:40
Warrior, carry on eating your turd breakfast and let the adults talk.

This Nshittia thing is going to blow. It will be slower than 6990, hotter, more power hungry and more expensive. EPIC fail in every department.

About 6 people will position themselves under Huang's asshole to catch his dropping turds.
 
 
+54 #10 The blue fox 2011-03-10 13:57
People need to shut-up with the this card better then that card crap. The fact is you don't know. And will probably not know till March 22.
Making guesses is fine. But saying out right one better then the other. Just shows how retarded you are.
 

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